Here in SoIn, the Fourth Estate continues to take it on the chin.


Can someone text me when Susan Duncan’s “local” chain newspaper finally gets serious about applying these maxims to its coverage of local events, and on a consistent basis?

Until such a time, if it ever arrives, the cliches are slightly cloying. After all, advertising revenue from local governments buys a good measure of complicity, doesn’t it?

DUNCAN COLUMN: Living on purpose

Among the definitions Merriam-Webster offers for “per•spec•tive” is this: “The capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance.”

We need that today — a lot of that.

Sometimes we get so engrossed in our day-to-day activities that we can’t, won’t, or don’t see the big picture.

All it takes, oftentimes, is a figurative step back to give us “the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed,” another of M-W’s definitions of perspective.

The other day an online post reminded me that our current decade, as we measure time in years, is nearing its inevitable end.

For someone who manages deadlines daily, I was slightly taken aback. Really? Already? Another one?